Happy 30th Anniversary to "Super Dimension Fortress Macross"

A look back to the future of anime

When Super Dimension Fortress Macross debuted on Mainichi Broadcasting System October 3, 1982, it was ahead of its time. It mixed pop idols in a story of space warfare and dramatic love. Beyond that, it was an earlier example of anime made by creators who grew up as anime fans themselves. We may not see many space opera from anime these days, but Macross was a vanguard of what anime has become over the last three decades. 

In America, as Robotech, it was a significant step in establishing an international awareness of the appeal of anime.

1982's Super Dimension Fortress Macross 


Robotech opening


2012 opening remake


1984's Macross: Do You Remember Love?


1992's Macross II - legally watch it online


1994's Macross Plus - legally streaming online 


1994's Macross 7


2002's Macross Zero


2008's Macross Frontier


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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